This Women’s History Month CCCU Library is celebrating ‘forgotten’ women; those who have often been left out of the history books, whose accomplishments have been overshadowed by patriarchal narratives, whose significance has not always been rightfully recognised.
Where do you get your blog inspiration?
Sometimes I feel bereft of inspiration but sometimes it hits you when you’re least expecting it. I took February half term off work to look after the kids and on the Friday, to escape that week’s tropical storm, I took them to the Natural History Museum in London.
International Women’s Day (IWD) takes place each year on 8th March. Its observance varies across the globe, and though some countries leave it largely without commemoration, many others mark it as an official holiday. For some it is a protest against inequality, for others it is a celebration of women’s progress, and its history can be traced back to 1909, and the first National Woman’s Day (NWD) held in the United States.
One of the greatest scientific breakthroughs of the 20th Century was the discovery of the structure of the molecule that our genes are made of – DNA – often called ‘the foundation of life’. The people most closely associated with this wonderful achievement were two men: Francis Crick and James Watson, plus their research colleagues. However, one woman also contributed hugely to this discovery, but she has been almost airbrushed out over time. It is only relatively recently that her work has been acknowledged and recognised.
This LGBT+ History Month we are celebrating Poetry, Prose and Plays, and the LGBT+ writers that have changed and shaped the literary and theatrical landscapes.
From the moment the lights dim and the curtain draws back we are captivated. We laugh, we cry, we sing along, all the time sharing the experiences of those on stage.